MEET THIS SALON EXTRAORDINAIRE
From local suburbia to shaping Hollywood’s red carpet, west suburban Chicago is filled with many stylish residents who are on spot with the latest trends– from sassy hairstyles and gorgeous handbags to jaw-dropping accessories, and all the hot colors of the season. They know how to incorporate timeless traditions with a pinch of fad for eye popping sizzling looks for Fall. Here’s one of them.
Tracy Ftacek of Oswego/Plainfield Tracy was born and raised Alaskan. At 21, she became a salon manager where she fell in love with the industry and graduated from Trendsetters School of Beauty in Anchorage Alaska. She went on to work as an International Trainer for John Paul Mitchell Systems and made her way to the States to feed her passion for other cultures.
“I saw first-hand the impact I could make in someone’s life and it inspired me to grow into a business owner,” Tracy says. “Pretty Convenient Extension Studio offers artists an opportunity to focus their cut, color and styling on extension clients alone.”
She adds Fall trends include long hair with lived in color; hand-tied hair extensions compatible for braids, waves and texture creating muted looks that translate into fresh, natural-skin makeup, and clothing featuring oatmeal and weathered grey tones paired with a black or soft coral.
Tracy is married with two kids, one who runs track for Oswego East and is one of the top 10 Triple Jumpers in Illinois, so with any free-time Tracy is sideline cheering her daughter on to victory. She also finds time to give back to the community through My Daughters Dress which provides discounted hair and makeup for high school students to attend prom. -Kristen Kucharski